Hello and thanks for stopping by! Today, I am excited to bring you this super handy “How to Make a Jumbo Tote Bag “tutorial.
My daughter asked me to make something for the grandkids that they could take their “stuff” to day care in. It needed to be large enough to hold their nap blanket and pillow, an extra set of cloths and all of the other essentials, but it also needed to be soft a flexible enough they could fold it up and store it in their cube at daycare.
I came up with this pattern. I used outdoor fabric for durability and fusible fleece to give them a bit of structure, but still soft and foldable.
I am in love with how they turned out.
By simply adjusting the size of the fabrics, you can make a tote for almost any occasion using this design. It’s the perfect beginner sewing friendly project.
Ready to make one? Here’s your step by step tutorial:
What is it about everything baby that is just…instantly cute! I had a big response to the baby bib gift set I posted earlier, so I decided to create a tutorial.
This project is PERFECT for a beginner sewist. The bib can easily be made with 2 fat quarters (for a reversible look), or just one if you don’t mind both sides matching. I prefer to use a flannel or terry cloth fabric for the back just to give it that soft feel and add some extra absorbency. I used a Cricut Quilting Kit for the fabric. I just love how all of their Riley Blake patterned fabrics go so well together.
If you haven’t upgraded to the Cricut Maker yet yet, don’t worry. You can make this with the Cricut Explore (or even a Silhouette). Simply follow along and cut the pattern pieces in cardstock, then use the cardstock as a pattern piece to cut your fabric by hand. Easy Peasy! Of course, I love using the Cricut Maker to cut all of my fabric pieces.
I’ve provided you with the free SVG file to use for your pattern. You can download it here. Be sure and turn off the word layers when you cut the file.
The bib is already sized for you, simply upload it into Cricut Design Space (or Silhouette Studio) and you’re ready to go.
Here’s a picture of another gift set I made using this pattern.
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Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my Cricut Maker? I do! It has opened up a whole new world of crafting for me. I made this cute little gift set in one afternoon.
The Cricut Maker cut all of the fabric pieces for me. I love that each piece is precisely cut so that all I have to do is stitch it together. I created the bib design in Adobe Illustrator and simply uploaded the pattern to Cricut Design Space.
Even this sweet little bow was created using pattern pieces cut by the Cricut Maker.
I think the real winner of this entire gift set is the adorable fabrics! I bought the Little Dolly Baby Size Quilt Set from Cricut and used the fabrics to create this adorable baby gift set. The Burp cloth is made from fabric and a cloth diaper. It’s so soft and absorbant for baby and for mom.
I can’t wait to use more of the fabrics on future gift sets.